LANCASTER – Cedar Valley College in Lancaster is set to host its second annual Sustainability Conference on Friday, March 20. The theme of the free conference – “H3: The Responsible Pathway” – reflects the belief that for any sustainability effort to be truly successful, people must commit to it wholly with their head, heart and hands.
This year’s keynote luncheon speaker is Trammell S. Crow, president of the Crow Family Foundation and founder of Earth Day Dallas (now Earth Day Texas). Mr. Crow is expected to talk about Earth Day Texas 2015 and how it is changing the national perception of our state and its journey to sustainability.
“Since Cedar Valley College is in southern Dallas County with plenty of underdeveloped land, we are sure Mr. Crow will have an uplifting message for businesses and community members that can be very important for the future of this area,” said Dr. Maria Boccalandro, the college’s sustainability director and conference coordinator.
The opening speaker is Dr. Elaine Ingham, a soil biology researcher and founder of Soil Foodweb Inc., and a known leader in soil microbiology and research of the soil food web. Dr. Ingham also will be the main presenter for the Clean Economy Series to be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, also at Cedar Valley. The cost to attend the Clean Economy Series is $99. For more information, visit www.carboneconomyseries.com.